St Pat’s to build 28 new homes in boost for social housing

The WA Government is providing $7.5 million to St Pat’s to help bolster the State’s social housing stock.

The $7.5 million commitment is part of a $12 million St Pat’s project to demolish the site’s existing, ageing and no longer fit-for-purpose transitional lodging and replace it with 28 newly built, long-term homes.

The 28 new social housing properties will house people experiencing chronic homelessness, aligning with the State Government’s Homelessness strategy and Housing First Approach, the Minister for Planning, Lands, Housing and Homelessness, the Hon. John Carey MLA, announced at St Pat’s on Saturday.

“As part of our Call for Submissions for Community Housing Providers, the Cook Government is funding $7.5 million to St Pat’s Fremantle to provide more social housing for vulnerable Western Australians,” Minister Carey said.

“The Cook Government is deeply proud to support St Pat’s Fremantle, who are one of the longest-serving community service providers, playing an integral role in assisting people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness.”

Development Approval has been granted for the proposed project, with St Pat’s planning to engage a builder mid-2024.

“I want to acknowledge the State Government for this $7.5 million grant which will allow us to offer fit for purpose, long-term housing options particularly for people who have experienced chronic homelessness,” St Pat’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Piu, said.

“These new homes will have access to on-site services, allowing us to provide wrap-around support to assist some of the most vulnerable people in our community to maintain their accommodation, reconnect with community and thrive.”

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